War of the Rebellion: Serial 040 Page 0350 N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XXXVII.

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cars? Will send also Fourteenth pennsylvania. Can Elliott go in command? Enemy still occupying and destroying beyond Grafton. Roberts reported surrounded. Hooker's entire army across Rappahannock. At Washington they fell sure Lee must recall Hill's or other chusetts artillery. Hold Winchester.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General.

CLARKSBURG, VA.,

May 1, 1863.

Brigadier-General LIGHTBURN,

Wheeling, Va.:

Run all your available force to the extreme point that they can be transported by rail, which, I think, is Fairmont, and march as rapidly as possible for this point. Supplies should be thrown out as far as possible upon the railroad.

B. S. ROBERTS,

Brigadier-General.

CLARKSBURG, VA.,

May 1, 1863.

Brigadier General J. A. J. LIGHTBURN,

Mannington, Va.:

Rebel General Jones crossed the Parkersburg Railroad at Bridgeport, and is now encamped about 9 miles from here, near Philippi road. Rebel Generals Imbodens' and jackson's combined forces are either between this place and Weston or this place and Buckhannon, marching to form junction with Jones for an attack, as I know, upon this place. Have your supplies forwarded as far as possible.

B. S. ROBERTS,

Brigadier-General.

NEW CREEK,

[May] 1, 1863.

Brigadier-General ROBERTS:

Has General Kenly arrived? What is your latest news of the enemy? Don't let him escape you if it can possibly be prevented. Communicate fully with me.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

CLARKSBURG, VA.,

May 1, 1863.

Brigadier-General KELLEY, New Creek:

Your telegram received. Jones' force passed my left through Brigade-port to-day. It is now encamped on Brushy Fork, 9 miles from this place, evidently trying to form a junction with Imboden's and jackson's forces. The advance of their forces on the Buckhannon road, 4 miles beyond Maxwell's. They intend, after joining their forces, to attack this place.

Pat of Jackson's forces reached Weston yesterday at noon, and are reported to be moving in this direction and to co-operate in attack.